Things I said on 2011-03-27

Doing mobile in US is hard: AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom http://is.gd/cdAurF # Thanks @astro_paolo for the beautiful images and words: discover Twitter from space and more on http://t.co/Kqcf8MV #5yrs # Twitter turns five and gets a big present from Italian astronaut @astro_paolo http://ur1.ca/3mc3f # Join me at the Firefox 4 Twitter…

When millions of people beat millions of dollars

Every time I hear someone saying that something can’t be done, it’s too hard, there are interests and forces against you that are too big, I remember this David vs. Goliath photo and the months, years of fight that lead to a big victory. And the lessons I learned on how to talk to high-level…

Microsoft cannot be trusted

My friend Gianugo Rabellino has a tough job trying to help Microsoft clean up its image of anti-open source company. The best comment I read about its latest attack on Android and Linux (the ebook reader is just an excuse, I agree with Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols) using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (software patents) is…

Twitter turns five and gets a big present

When I first contacted Paolo Nespoli offering my help to him to use Twitter I never thought he could one day send this spectactular video from space. Follow @astro_paolo and vote for him at the Shorty Awards: his pictures and videos from space are breathaking. #grateful Discover your world on Twitter.

Things I said on 2011-03-20

Spherical cake! Pi makes the form, sweetness is the substance http://bit.ly/dOgxMz # Microsoft gives only $250k in cash to Japan and the rest is 'value' for them: new future customers w/ gratis software http://bit.ly/h9sPfb # I have been through Chernobyl, the nuclear clouds reached Italy. Now this. Never been a fan of nuclear plants http://bit.ly/ebWEiJ…

Things I said on 2011-03-13

#FSF has a new executive director. Thank you @peterb, good luck @johnsu01 http://bit.ly/giDclW # News Outlets Gather Tsunami Info w/ Social Media Tool Storify http://t.co/zwirmEA # Exciting: JUANES participará en un evento en Twitter http://t.co/p65oHqr # I should have worn my black shirt for today's meeting w/ @juanes http://t.co/cPeAh1W #twuanes # so tempting: NASA To…

Things I said on 2011-03-06

Non avevo dubbi: BLOBbox è VIP Gold su PC Professionale di marzo, nel confronto con altri 12 mediaplayer! #blobbox #tvblob # RT @astro_paolo: Steve Bowen e Al Drew al lavoro fuori l’ISS. lavoro duro, qualcuno deve pur farlo! #sts133 #ISS http://flic.kr/p/9mQ3N3 # Siamo messi a pekoronakias, come dice Demetrio Parakulis sul Ruggito del Coniglio http://bit.ly/iemIqT…

Why FLOSS projects may gain from Community Managers

A discussion on identi.ca started by Bradley Kuhn when he said I am becoming increasingly convinced that if your #FLOSS project needs a “Community Manager” or similar position, it’s in trouble. The conversation that followed on identi.ca  doesn’t seem to consider two things: FLOSS projects are often the effort of for-profit (or simply revenue seeking,…